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Yahoo Is Getting 31% Of Its Revenue From Microsoft Deal Yahoo Is Getting 31% Of Its Revenue From Microsoft Deal

The relationship between Yahoo and Microsoft has been a little rocky this year, but it has come out that the “Search Alliance” between the two companies is generating as much as 31% of Yahoo’s revenue. The SEC reportedly sent letters …

Google Lets Anyone Create Street View Imagery For Google Maps Google Lets Anyone Create Street View Imagery For Google Maps
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Google has now enabled users to create their own Street View imagery to share and make visible to people using Google Maps. Now the amount of Street View imagery available is going to grow tremendously, offering a lot more to …

Google Gives Advice On Speedier Penalty Recovery Google Gives Advice On Speedier Penalty Recovery
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Google has shared some advice in a new Webmaster Help video about recovering from Google penalties that you have incurred as the result of a time period of spammy links. Now, as we’ve seen, sometimes this happens to a company …

Bing Updates Its iOS, Android Apps Bing Updates Its iOS, Android Apps

One of the best things about Bing is how its homepage is updated with a new picture every day. One day, you have an image of a polar bear frolicking in the snow and next you have an interactive haunted …

Grace Hopper Gets A Pair Of Google Doodles Grace Hopper Gets A Pair Of Google Doodles
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Google is showing a doodle on its homepage today honoring computer scientist Grace Hopper on what would have been her 107th birthday. Hopper, born in 1906, was a computer scientist and U.S. Navy rear admiral, who was one of the …

Google Toolbar PageRank Lives (For Now) Google Toolbar PageRank Lives (For Now)
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Just when you thought you were out, they’ve pulled you back in. Google has updated its data for Toolbar PageRank, after giving indication that it likely wouldn’t happen before the end of the year, if at all. Many of us …

Google Takes Action On More Link Networks Google Takes Action On More Link Networks
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Google has been cracking down on link networks, penalizing the networks and the sites that take advantage of them to artificially inflate their link profiles, all year. Google’s Matt Cutts hinted on Twitter that the search engine has taken action …

Major Search Engine Stops Using Links For Ranking (For Commercial Queries) Major Search Engine Stops Using Links For Ranking (For Commercial Queries)
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Yandex, the top search engine in Russia, has reportedly announced that it no longer counts links as a ranking factor when delivering search results for commercial queries. This is an interesting move in an industry that has relied heavily upon …

Bing Maps Preview Is Now Available On Windows 8.1 Bing Maps Preview Is Now Available On Windows 8.1

Bing Maps continues its journey of constant self improvement today with the release of the latest version preview for Windows 8.1. As this is a preview of the next big release, you can expect to see a ton of new …

Google Now Searches Across Apps On Android Google Now Searches Across Apps On Android

About a month ago, Google announced that it would start indexing deep links in Android apps just like websites, so it could return results from apps in search results for mobile users. Today, the company announced that starting now, Android …

Matt Cutts Talks Content Stitching In New Video Matt Cutts Talks Content Stitching In New Video
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Google has a new Webmaster Help video out about content that takes text from other sources. Specifically, Matt Cutts responds to this question: Hi Matt, can a site still do well in Google if I copy only a small portion …

Google’s Knowledge Graph Now Includes Car Knowledge Google’s Knowledge Graph Now Includes Car Knowledge
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Google has added cars to the Knowledge Graph. It will now show you info about vehicles you search for just like it will for actors, musicians, food, medicine, etc. “You may already use Google to help you make everyday decisions, …

Consumer Watchdog Complains About Google Again Consumer Watchdog Complains About Google Again
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Frequent Google critic Consumer Watchdog (the ones behind the legendary Eric Schmidt evil ice cream man video) has filed a new formal complaint against Google with the Federal Trade Commission. This time it’s about Google Shopping results. The organization calls …

Google Adds Smartphone Crawl Errors To Webmaster Tools (This Is Important Considering Recent Ranking Changes) Google Adds Smartphone Crawl Errors To Webmaster Tools (This Is Important Considering Recent Ranking Changes)
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Google announced that it has expanded the Crawl Errors feature in Webmaster Tools to help webmasters identify pages on their sites that show smartphone crawl errors. This is going to be of particular importance because Google recently made several ranking …

Google May Have Lost NORAD, But It’s Still Tracking Santa This Year Google May Have Lost NORAD, But It’s Still Tracking Santa This Year
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After years of collaboration with Google, NORAD decided to partner with Microsoft instead last year to release its Santa Tracker app exclusively on Windows 8. That’s not going to change this year, but Google will be releasing its own Santa …

Google Trends Becomes More Intelligent Google Trends Becomes More Intelligent
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Google has introduced new topic reports in Google Trends aimed at giving users smarter information about the search queries they are seeking. Google gives the examples of “rice” and “Gwyneth Paltrow”. With the new reports, it can distinguish between rice …

Apple Acquires Topsy, Which Recently Launched A Twitter Search Engine Apple Acquires Topsy, Which Recently Launched A Twitter Search Engine

Apple has acquired social media analytics firm Topsy Labs for over $200 million, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, citing “people familiar with the matter”. Topsy made headlines a few months ago when it launched a new …

Yahoo And Ron Burgundy Reveal Top Searches, Tumblr Blogs Of 2013 Yahoo And Ron Burgundy Reveal Top Searches, Tumblr Blogs Of 2013
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It’s that time of year. Yahoo has released its 2013 Year in Review, and revealed its top searches of the year. They went all out this year with a video featuring Ron Burgundy, Champ Kind and Brian Fantana to introduce …

Yelp Gets Friendly With Amazon And The Kindle Fire HDX Yelp Gets Friendly With Amazon And The Kindle Fire HDX
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Yelp has been working with Amazon on a new Yelp app for the Kindle Fire HDX, and it’s now available on the device right out of the box. Yelp compares the partnership to those it has with Apple and Bing. …

Here Are Your Top Bing Searches Of 2013 Here Are Your Top Bing Searches Of 2013

A person’s search history can tell a lot about that person so it only stands to reason that a nation’s search history can do the same. While not everybody may use Bing, the top searches of 2013 give us insight …

Maria Callas Gets A Google Doodle (Watch Her Perform Here) Maria Callas Gets A Google Doodle (Watch Her Perform Here)

Google is celebrating famed opera singer Maria Callas with its homepage doodle today, which would have been her 90th birthday. She died from a heart attack at the young age of 53 in 1977. Callas, born in New York, is …